Uruguay 2-0 Canada: Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez finds the net in La Celeste’s win ahead of World Cup

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Uruguay 2-0 Canada: Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez scores brilliant header from former Red Luis Suarez’s cross to seal La Celeste’s win as the Maples Leafs stumble ahead of the World Cup

Uruguay beat Canada 2-0 in their final friendly before the World Cup with Nicolas de la Cruz and Darwin Nunez scoring first-half goals to give the South American side victory in Bratislava on Tuesday.

De la Cruz opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a sublime free kick that curled over the wall and beat the keeper.

Liverpool‘s $91million forward Nunez doubled Uruguay’s lead just after the half-hour mark when he powered home a header after his strike partner Luis Suarez floated in a cross.

Nicolas de la Cruz (L) broke the deadlock in the sixth minute with a free kick against Canada

Nicolas de la Cruz (L) broke the deadlock in the sixth minute with a free kick against Canada

Uruguay's Darwin Nunez scored his side's second goal Tuesday ahead of his return to Liverpool

Uruguay’s Darwin Nunez scored his side’s second goal Tuesday ahead of his return to Liverpool

The second half was less eventful than the first with few highlights and neither side really looking to score.

Canada had more possession and did threaten but John Herdman’s side struggled to find the final ball as Uruguay kept a clean sheet and returned to winning ways following their 1-0 loss to Iran last week.

Canada are in Group F along with Belgium, Morocco and Croatia in only its second appearance at a World Cup in the country’s history after 1986 in Mexico.

The Maple Leafs have promising young stars evolving in Europe on its roster, including the likes of Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davis, Jonathan David of Lille and Cyle Larin of Club Brugge.

Canada is set to feature in only its second World Cup ever after qualifying for Mexico in 1986

Canada is set to feature in only its second World Cup ever after qualifying for Mexico in 1986

The Maple Leafs struggled with chances against La Celeste's defense but had most of the ball

The Maple Leafs struggled with chances against La Celeste’s defense but had most of the ball

Tuesday’s loss comes after Canada beat World Cup host Qatar 2-0 win in their first preparation match last Friday in Vienna, Austria.

Uruguay will face Portugal, Ghana and South Korea in Group H in Qatar. They are considered one of the dark horses after reaching the knockout stages in 2018, 2014 and 2018.

The World Cup is set to kick off in Doha on November 20.

 

 

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